The heart is perhaps the body’s most beautiful muscle. Roughly the size of a clenched fist, this amazing machine beats approximately 100,000 times in a day and about 35 million times in a year. During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times. This powerful pump circulates oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to every cell in the human body. Have a heart and take good care of your ticker. Follow these heart-healthy steps to live better and longer.
Get Off the Couch
\r\nIf you think you are too busy to exercise, learn how to sneak in some movement. Park your car at the far end of the parking lot so you have to walk further to the grocery store or office. Take the stairs at work or go for a brisk walk on your lunch hour. Do jumping jacks while making dinner and squats when you’re watching TV. Dance with the kids after homework time. Be creative! Try the No Excuses Workout Series, starting with the Couch Potato Workout - guided by Dr. Oz’s own personal trainer.